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Writing by Dr. Elixir

Photography by Justin Negard

Two of the things I enjoy about fat-washing alcohol are the layered flavor profiles and the subtle hint of the spirit. This delicate flavor allows the drinker to enjoy a spirit they wouldn’t otherwise try. For this drink, I used a fat-washed whiskey to create a beverage that combines the flavors of an old fashioned and a tiki-style rum drink. I encourage you to drink slowly and savor each sip as it lingers and changes on the palate.

Note: If you missed it in our last issue, click here to learn how to fat wash your alcohol.

Dr. Elixir


Serves two.

4 oz. coconut-washed whiskey

2 oz. coffee liquor

2 oz. orgeat syrup

2 oz. pineapple juice (unsweetened)

1 oz. lime juice

2 large ice cubes

8 dashes of orange bitters


Place the first five ingredients into a cocktail shaker 

then add six to eight ice cubes. 

Shake vigorously for about one minute. 

Place one large ice cube in each whiskey glass.

Strain and pour over the ice.

Top each drink with four dashes of orange bitters.

This article was published in the May/June 2024 print edition of Connect to Northern Westchester.

Dr. Elixir

Needing a way to stay sane with the kids ALWAYS around, Dr. Elixir decided that mixology would be his COVID-19 hobby. As word spread about his new talent, his popularity grew. Then, one day, he received a call that changed his life – YES, he'd love to be the mystery mixologist for Katonah Connect! Cheers!